New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

MacBook - Weird problem with Macbook


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
punjabi

 
Member Since: Aug 16, 2008
Posts: 17
punjabi is on a distinguished road

punjabi is offline
Hi!

I recently upgraded to MacBook after being a PC guy for all my life. I got Black one with 2.4 GHz processor. I am pretty happy with the switch so far, though I haven;t got time to play with it as much as I would have liked. I am reading the threads here which are full of information for people like me who are new converts to Mac.

Anyhow, I have observed one problem two times recently.

Last night, I was surfing the web using Firefox (had 4 tabs open) and then opened excel. I worked on my excel file for a while and then went back to Firefox (didn't minimize the excel. just clicked on Firefox menu bar which was under the excel). Firefox came up, but after a while, when I went back to Excel, I couldn't see the excel sheet though I could see the menu bar for excel. I tried to open the file again, but got a message that file is already open and I will lose any changes if I open it again. No matter what I tried, minimizing firefox, clicking on excel icon, but still same problem. Finally, I quit excel, restarted it and everything worked fine.

Same thing happened couple of days ago, but then firefox wouldn't show up, though excel worked fine.

What could it be due to? I had updated the apple software yesterday and restarted yesterday itself, so the system was not on for a number of days like PC's which start giving trouble if you dont shut them down, so I dont think it is memory issue, though I might be wrong.

Please advice.

Thanks.
QUOTE Thanks
CrimsonRequiem

 
CrimsonRequiem's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 24, 2008
Posts: 6,006
CrimsonRequiem is a name known to allCrimsonRequiem is a name known to allCrimsonRequiem is a name known to allCrimsonRequiem is a name known to allCrimsonRequiem is a name known to allCrimsonRequiem is a name known to allCrimsonRequiem is a name known to all
Mac Specs: MBP 2.3 Ghz 4GB RAM 860 GB SSD, iMac 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 32GB RAM, Fusion Drive 1TB

CrimsonRequiem is offline
Did you try Command+tab to switch between the two? Windows also has this key command that lets you cycle through the applications that are open, I believe it's alt+tab.
QUOTE Thanks
punjabi

 
Member Since: Aug 16, 2008
Posts: 17
punjabi is on a distinguished road

punjabi is offline
No, I didn't try that, but did try Expose, but that didn't help either. May be next time if it happens (though I hope it doesn't), then I will try that. ANy other suggestions?
QUOTE Thanks
eddielee

 
eddielee's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 19, 2008
Location: Nottingham, UK
Posts: 302
eddielee is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 20" iM ac,13.3" Aluminium Unibody Macbook, iPhone 4

eddielee is offline
The excel menu system and the spread sheets open separately. On my apple keyboard F3 sorts it out for me... but you can set it up through Expose.

Thanks, Eddie
Software Engineering Student, NTU
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Hard Drive Upgrade | InCase hardcase screen angle: Any fixes? »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Macbook Lid problem jolulure Apple Notebooks 2 09-13-2008 08:24 PM
MacBook impressions - trip to store kaidomac Schweb's Lounge 24 10-14-2007 01:45 PM
Macbook and spotty wireless-n problem (on two routers) yaderhey Internet, Networking, and Wireless 0 09-11-2007 09:06 PM
Crazy Macbook problem! MontrealMitch Apple Notebooks 6 02-06-2007 10:00 PM
The "Mod your MacBook" thread kaidomac Apple Notebooks 50 07-11-2006 08:49 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:46 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?